Rector’s Reflections

Want Some Younger-ish Fellowship?

Back in West Virginia I headed up a ministry I immensely loved. The name of the ministry was “The Thirties and Under Group,” not exactly the most innovative name, but pretty clear, none the less. This group of “thirties and under” met on a monthly basis. I didn’t have an …

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Epiphany Draws Near

Tomorrow is the Feast of the Epiphany, and what a wondrous and amazing celebration it is!  Below is the Epiphany narrative.  I encourage you to read this Gospel narrative.  Read over it slowly and deliberately.  Allow yourself some quiet time to pray the Gospel, that is, simply allow the words …

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Ministries Strengthened Due to Your Gifts

Greetings, faithful friends and family of Ascension & Holy Trinity!  Hope this eleventh day of Christmas finds you enjoying the waning days of Christmastide as we look to celebrate Epiphany during our Wednesday 10:00am Eucharist in the Memorial Chapel and this coming Sunday January 10th. I am very excited to …

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Spoiler Alert–My 10:00pm Christmas Homily

Christmas 2015 Luke 2.1-20 The Rev. Eric L. Miller As I write this evening’s homily it is December 22nd. My children are in the front yard playing football with their neighborhood buddies in 60 degree weather. My wife is out delivering delicious cookies to neighbors —I’m thankful she’s gifting these …

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Christmas Eve Worship

You and all of your loved ones are invited to worship with us Christmas Eve at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church! 4:20–Musical prelude by Mark Heiskanen and Elizabeth Anderson 4:30–Holy Eucharist Rite II with Children’s Pageant, a Christmas Story for the children, Handbell Choir, and candlelight singing of “Silent …

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Third Monday of Advent

So, yesterday was the third Monday of Advent.  In other words, we are over half way through our Advent preparations on our journey to celebrating Christmas.  What have we done thus far, with this season of pregnant pause? I’ve been doing some of the same and some different things, too. …

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Rectory Open House

Today is one of my favorite days of the year–my wife’s Christmas Open House at the rectory.  Now, I know what many of you are thinking.  “Eric lives in the rectory, too.  Why did he write, “wife’s” open house?” Well, Rosemary is the mastermind behind all things entertainment.  If I …

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